The Vanguard TV3 was launched on December 6, 1957 at Cape Canaveral Kennedy Space Center. It was the first attempt by the United States to put a satellite into orbit around Earth. However, the rocket only rose a few feet before crashing violently back onto the launchpad.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Vanguard TV3 CATO at Cape Canaveral
Vanguard TV3 CATO. Via NasaCRgis's YouTube Channel: